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I cannot get BBC iPlayer to work in Ubuntu (11.04). iPlayer program loads OK, but stalls when trying to download the programme material (music). I have installed "Ubuntu Restricted Extras", to cope with missing Codecs and reloaded "Flash" - but still no luck. Any help appreciated.
Thank you Josh... By "stalls" I meant "hangs". From the Command line I have typed: "sudo get-iplayer ". This produced a large number of entries listing numerous radio/TV programmes, then the last line: " 584 contacts found" (or similar). Now I have removed and re-installed Flash 10.3.183.10ubuntu (as listed in Synaptic Package Manager) but now I get iplayer telling me to install Flash, as per screenshot attached.
I seem to be doing something wrong.
Josh:.. 32 bit;
jdkaye:.. I just thought I should use 'sudo'. Have since run it again without sudo.
Caught a couple of grabs this time... "...-Initial", and then "....-End" which was 850 lines later! Unfortunately same result when I tried to stream BBC -- As per Screenshot attached yesterday inviting me to install 'Flash'.
Thanks for your interest folks
Last edited by Groware; 09-29-2011 at 01:42 AM.
Reason: Add screenshots - and 6 words
aboutlugins lists the following:
"Helix DNA Plugin: RealPlayer G2 Plug-In Compatible"
"VLC Multimedia Plugin (compatible Totem 2.32.0)"
plus "Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem)"
also documentation says "2.Copy nphelix.so to your Mozilla plugins directory and nphelix.xpt to your Mozilla components directory.
3.Make sure a symbolic link to the realplay script is in your PATH."
That's after instruction to "Install RealPlayer 10
I'll try to do the above if not already done.
I have Removed "Flash Plugin" installer, and "Flash Player Plugin 10" , and then again Installed the above Installer and also "Adobe Flash Plugin 10". This is boring.. I'm sure I did exactly this yesterday ! Finished now... I'll test again.
Same result... refer attached. Also attached is History (yesterday & today only) from Software Centre. It's all happened before.
Yesterday I followed the link to Adobe Flash site from the BBC message (see attached) to download Flash. I had to decide between YUM, rpg, tar.gz, or APT for "Ubuntu 10.04+". Naturally I chose APT. Can anybody advise me... was this correct?
I just note that John VV says that BBC movie player is for MS windows only. That may be true (I've seen it somewhere before), but we are talking of RADIO only. To my knowledge it does not apply to audio only. I have followed BBC 'Help' links that make no mention of radio limitation.
Any suggestions welcome -- I'm close to wits' end !!
The easiest way to install the flashplayer plugin on Firefox is to copy the file: libflashplayer.so into your ~/.mozilla/plugins folder and then restart FFx. Ubuntu seems to be making a hash of the installation.
Thank you Josh, this may sound like a stupid question but where can I find that 'libflashplayer.so' and I'm having trouble finding the '/mozilla/plugins' folder. Not sure where Ubuntu Linux stores its program files.